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SFS Annual Meeting 2014

 

The first ever Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) will be held in Portland, Oregon, on 18-23, May 2014. This meeting will bring together four societies: SFS (Society for Freshwater Science, formerly NABS), ASLO (Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography), SWS (Society of Wetland Scientists) and PSA (Phycological Society of America).

JASM Website: http://sgmeet.com/jasm2014/

Bridging Genes to Ecosystems: Aquatic Science at a Time of Rapid Change


The theme for the meeting is “Bridging Genes to Ecosystems: Aquatic Science at a Time of Rapid Change.” An important aim of this meeting includes working toward an integrative understanding of aquatic systems and fostering collaboration and interaction across the participating societies.

Special Sessions and Plenary Talks


To these ends, the meeting planning committee has developed five special sessions to accompany each of the five meeting plenary talks. The plenary speakers for the meeting are Ginger Armbrust (University of Washington), Stuart Bunn (Australian Rivers Institute), Laurel Larsen (UC Berkeley), Julian Olden (University of Washington), and Patricia Soranno (Michigan State University.)

The five special sessions associated with the plenaries are:
  • Putting Microbial Genomes to Work in Ecosystem Science
  • Communicating the Value of Aquatic and Wetland Ecosystems to the Public and Policy Makers
  • Predicting Ecosystem Thresholds and Regime Shifts
  • Aquatic and Wetland Conservation in the Anthropocene? Principles and Practices for a Rapidly Changing World
  • Large-Scale Limnology – Integrating Terrestrial, Wetland, and Aquatic Interactions across Landscapes

The complete list of special sessions is available at: http://sgmeet.com/jasm2014/sessionlist.asp.

Contact Information

For additional logistical information, please contact:
Lynda West
Project Manager
5400 Bosque Boulevard, Suite 680
Waco, Texas 76710-4446
e-mail: lyndaw@sgmeet.com
phone: 1-800-929-2756 or 1-254-776-3550

For technical or content questions, please contact:
Or other members of the 2014 JASM Subcommittee for Special Sessions:

Important Dates

  • June 2013 - Call for Sessions Issued
  • 31 August 2013 - Session Nominations Close at 23:59 U.S. Central Daylight Time
  • October 2013 - Call for Abstracts Posted, Registration Opens
  • February 2014 - Abstract Deadline
  • March 2014 - Call for Student Volunteers
  • April 2014 - Presenters Notified of Acceptance, Student Volunteers Notified of Assignments, Program Schedule Posted
  • 18-23 May 2014 - JASM Meeting in Portland, OR
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